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Published : 2014-03-09 20:16
Updated : 2014-03-09 20:16

President Park Geun-hye will hold a summit with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday, Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday.

Harper will arrive in Seoul on Monday for two-day state visit. It will be his fourth trip to Korea. Park and Harper held their first summit on sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali in Indonesia last year.

“President Park will hold summit talks with Prime Minister Harper to discuss ways to enhance bilateral ties in trade, investment, energy and technological development,” the office said in a statement.

“The summit is expected to deepen not only personal trust between the two leaders but also cooperative relationships between Korea and Canada,” it said.

Reports say the two leaders are likely to sign a bilateral free trade deal during the summit. Park recently said that she would complete FTA deals with China, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Vietnam as soon as possible.

Two-way trade volume between Korea and Canada was $10.1 billion in 2012.

By Cho Chung-un (christory@heraldcorp.com)

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